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MTS calls digital TV trial an internal test after proceeding without a licence

News | 05/23/2002 4:00 am EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. is now claiming the trial it announced last week of its digital television service isn’t a real test because there are no paying customers. The telco issued a media release May 16 stating that 200 participants in Winnipeg had begun testing the television service. The glitch is that although MTS, through its subsidiary MTS Communications Inc., has applied for a broadcast distribution licence, it has not yet been granted by the CRTC.

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